Ezmereth Moriquendi wrote:the truth is, i'm using the software everyone else hates, windows movie maker...
Using better software is no gurantee that you'll make better AMVs. Using better software can help make a good video better because of the added flexibility in output and transitions and effects. BUT, what makes good AMVs is good editing. I've seen some amazing videos come out of WMM.
that's a really cool thing to hear. it gives me faith. ^_^
Ezmereth Moriquendi wrote:the reality of the dance category seems to be that it'll make it if it has a lot of well-placed and high-tech-looking effects, and i can't do those yet.
I think this is a misconception of Dance videos in general. A great many people EXPECT flashy effects, but IMO, an effective dance video can be done with basic cuts, simple transitions, and great scene selection.
along with your examples, i really enjoyed it's tricky to make a music video
, which i liked because the scenes flow so well together, and i think it also has few effects. (if i wanted to do something like this, i probably could, with the right footage. about the only thing i couldn't simulate is the exact appearance of the text used.) these videos use a lot of action scenes from many different anime, and my style tends to be more plot-based. in valentine
, i used 3 different anime listings, but two of them are based on the same storyline, gravitation, and one is just still images, so i count that as 2 anime as my grand total ever used in a music video! i may never do that again. -_-' but it worked to me because the storylines were similar enough, being fun and romantic.
as an example of what i've tried, like the examples you gave that have lots of different good-looking action scenes, i had a great deal of trouble with myself making an action music video with want to dance?
, which used only one anime on 2 dvd's (DEFINITELY not the whole show). so far, i'm totally happy with how both of these turned out for me.
also, i have no idea what i'll do for the next ACEN. i hope to make a comedy video to fill up the gap that was mentioned before, but of course, there's no way i'm using azumanga daioh for something like this!